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conflict between israel and palestinian group hamas. the bus was traveling on a busy road in central tel aviv. associated press reports the explosion happened near israel's military headquarters. investigators are trying to figure out what happened. they say there could have been more explosives on the bus. israeli government officials tell reuters this was a terrorist attack. the cease-fire negotiations between israel and hamas are believed to be entering their final stages, but whether it's bus bombings, air strikes or rocket attacks, fighting between the two sides have not let up. so far 140 palestinians and 5 israelis have been killed. egyptian officials are mediating the truce talks. a hamas representative tells nhk the palestinian group is pushing for israel to lift its economic blockade of gaza. the local media report israeli negotiators are willing to do that, but only once the cease-fire is in effect for a certain period of time. discussions are also reportedly under way about the possibility of getting egypt and the united states to establish a framework to monitor the truce. a
-- suppose israel were to attack iranian nuclear facilities and iran were to retaliate, and iran and israel would find themselves at war. should the united states intervene on israel's side militarily? and 59 percent said no. that's the same finding we had in 2010, so it's a pretty stable opinion. and given the importance of the threat that they perceive from the iranian program and the very strong relationship between the united states and israel, it's not as surprising. it's certainly a sobering finding. on arab spring, they're deeply uncertain, like many experts on the middle east, about where the so-called arab spring is going. whatever season is in the arab world now, so they're waiting to see. but in that environment, opposition to economic assistance, in particular to egypt has declined rather sharply over the last two years. we don't have it on this graph, but the same pattern only more so with respect to economic assistance to pakistan and ghanistan. support for economic assistance to israel and military assistance to israel remains pretty stable. and finally let me turn to asia. w
netanyahu told his cabinet that the country is prepared for any contingency. israel captured part of the gol aan heights from syria in the 1967 middle east war. the two sides later agreed to a treaty to establish a demilitarized zone. >>> many investors are wondering where the japanese economy is head headed. we have more from the business de desk. what are investors looking at as they start their week? >> a major figure just came out, and it doesn't look too good. we learn that japan's market analysts have had their fears confirmed with the release of new figures the japanese people have experienced negative growth over july to september. that's the first time in three quarters the economy had contracted. cabinet office officials said monday the couldnntry's real gd fell .9% from the previous three months. that's an annual decline of 3.5%. business owners found their exports shrank 5% due to the economic slowdown. consumers spent less by .a5% as auto sales declined. corporate leaders found capital expenditures down 3.2%. analysts expect continued negative growth in the october-to-december q
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